What does Detritus mean?



  1. 0 Votes

    Detritus is non-living particulate organic matter.  Often time this organic matter is broken down from once living things by micro-organisms.  An example of detritus is the organic remains of a leaf.

  2. 0 Votes

    Detritus usually refers to loose fragments that have been worn away from stones, rocks and silt.  It can also at times refer to matter and debris from decaying or disentegrating organisms.  The word comes from the Latin detritus which means rubbing away.

Please signup or login to answer this question.

Sorry,At this time user registration is disabled. We will open registration soon!